Month: March 2015

The Cabin Life

    Winter twilight, absolute peace. Every cabin has a story of origin. Some are glamorous, some just seem to happen, and all are worthwhile as a cabin is one of the few places where people really live in the here and now. In Alaska, cabins take on […]

The Reluctant Sled Dog

As I stand on the runners of the dog sled trying to catch my breath, I look down at my dog sitting in his harness, facing the sled, just staring at me. There is no jumping enthusiasm, no barking, or straining—in fact, he looks annoyed. Somewhere along this […]

A Cheechako’s Alaska

Wanderlust has always been an integral part of my soul. My wanderings in the summer of 1975 found me in Alaska chasing my fortune, hoping to find a job on the Alaska pipeline. A day late and a dollar short, as usual, I found myself washing dishes at […]

Mystery Solved?

  When Richard Benner contributed his flying rescue story for our book, Alaska Air Tales, he probably didn’t realize his mystery would linger for decades. His story, “Stopping the Dogs One Mid-winter Afternoon,” alludes to his obsession with flying from childhood and relates leaving the school bus and […]

Qualifying for the Iditarod

  Who chooses to run the Iditarod? Where do they come from and what does it take to get to the starting line? Dr. Larry Daugherty has been asking himself those same questions. He was working in a Mayo Clinic residency program in Florida as a cancer radiation […]

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